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dc.contributor.authorAnwer, Ursula E.
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Marc
dc.date2022-08-11T08:09:28.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T16:32:08Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T16:32:08Z
dc.date.issued1996-01-01
dc.date.submitted2008-04-14
dc.identifier.citationEur Neurol. 1996;36(4):215-8.
dc.identifier.issn0014-3022 (Print)
dc.identifier.pmid8814424
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/37815
dc.description.abstractSyringomyelia is characterized by a longitudinal cavity or several cavities in the spinal cord, and syringobulbia demonstrates similar pathology in the brainstem. Both conditions typically present with slowly progressing dissociative sensory deficits as well as upper and lower motor neuron deficits. We recently encountered 3 patients who presented with the rapid onset of such signs and symptoms and had cervical syringes. All 3 patients would have been diagnostic dilemmas had it not been for MRI, which identified a syrinx in each patient, as well as an Arnold-Chiari malformation in 2 of the 3. Syringomyelia and syringobulbia should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients who have acutely evolving brainstem or cervical spinal cord deficits. MRI is the imaging modality of choice for detecting syringomyelia or syringobulbia presenting atypically.
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dc.relation.urlhttp://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/117251
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectArnold-Chiari Malformation
dc.subjectBrain
dc.subjectDiagnosis, Differential
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMagnetic Resonance Imaging
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectSpinal Cord
dc.subjectSyringomyelia
dc.subjectNervous System Diseases
dc.subjectNeurology
dc.titleAcute and atypical presentations of syringomyelia
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleEuropean neurology
dc.source.volume36
dc.source.issue4
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/neuro_pp/84
dc.identifier.contextkey489710
html.description.abstract<p>Syringomyelia is characterized by a longitudinal cavity or several cavities in the spinal cord, and syringobulbia demonstrates similar pathology in the brainstem. Both conditions typically present with slowly progressing dissociative sensory deficits as well as upper and lower motor neuron deficits. We recently encountered 3 patients who presented with the rapid onset of such signs and symptoms and had cervical syringes. All 3 patients would have been diagnostic dilemmas had it not been for MRI, which identified a syrinx in each patient, as well as an Arnold-Chiari malformation in 2 of the 3. Syringomyelia and syringobulbia should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients who have acutely evolving brainstem or cervical spinal cord deficits. MRI is the imaging modality of choice for detecting syringomyelia or syringobulbia presenting atypically.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathneuro_pp/84
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Neurology
dc.source.pages215-8


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